Commit 53b02461 authored by Troels Henriksen's avatar Troels Henriksen
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Load rectangle.lisp before misc-commands.lisp to silence warning.

parent 69488636
......@@ -42,6 +42,7 @@ Common Lisp
* Basic editing commands::
* Different editing modes::
* Kill ring::
* Groups::
* Advanced editing commands::
* Getting help::
* Proposal for new buffer/pane relations::
......@@ -533,6 +534,94 @@ Many @climacs{} commands that remove objects from a buffer save these
objects on a global @emph{kill ring}.
@cindex kill ring
@node Groups
@chapter Groups
* The group metaphor::
* Group commands::
@end menu
@node The group metaphor
@section The group metaphor
@climacs{} supports a useful and powerful concept called @emph{groups}.
@cindex group
Groups are conceptually just lists of buffers or files, and when used in
conjunction with a command, means that the command operates on all
buffers or files designated by the group. For example, a
string-replaceable command might perform string-replacement in several
buffers, and not just the current one. A command that supports
operations on multiple files or buffers at a time, via groups, is called
a @emph{group-aware command}.
@cindex group-aware command.
However, a group is not limited to designating a simple list of static
elements, the exact elements designated by a group may depend on the
context in which a group-using command is invoked - for example, a group
may designate ``all files in the same directory as the current
buffer''. In this case, the specific files designated by the group can
change if the user switches to another buffer. Every group has a unique
name and all references to the group are performed with this name as the
At all times, Climacs may have an @emph{active group}.
@cindex active group
The active group is used to control the scope of effect of group-aware
commands - when such a command is executed, it will look at the active
group to get a list of files and buffers, and perform its operations on
all elements in the group. The exact behavior of commands with respect
to groups is dependent on the command itself, though. The act of setting
the active group is called @emph{selecting a group},
@cindex selecting a group
specifically, selecting the group that is set as the active group. It is
also possible to deselect the active group, in which case most
group-aware commands will simply perform their operations on the current
Specifically, there are two different kind of groups - @emph{specific
@cindex specific groups
and @emph{persistent groups}.
@cindex persistent groups
Specific groups can be defined by the user through the command
interface, @pxref{Group commands}. They are simple lists of buffers or
files, and if a buffer named in a group is killed, it will be removed
from the group. Creating a buffer with the same name, or the same file,
will not result in the buffer being re-added to the group. Specific
groups are also lost when @climacs{} is terminated. Persistent groups,
on the other hand, are usually pre-defined groups with more complex
behavior. Their exact list of designated files and buffers is usually
context-dependent and not calculated until they are needed. It is not
currently possible to define persistent groups through the command
interface, though some persistent groups support user-defined filters
and options. When a persistent group is selected as the active group, it
may query the user for values - for example, a persistent group
designating all files in a given directory, may ask the user for a
directory when it is selected.
@node Group commands
@section Group commands
Specific groups can be defined by using the order @kbd{C-x g d}
@kindex C-x g d
(@command{Define Group}). You will be queried for a name for the group
and a list of buffers, and a group with the specified name and buffers
will be created and selected as the active group. Alternatively, you can
use the order @kbd{C-x g f}
@kindex C-x g f
(@command{Define File Group}, which will query for files instead of
buffers. If you wish to select an already existing group (persistent or
specific) as the active group, you can use the order @kbd{C-x g s}.
@kindex C-x g s
You can deselect the active group with the order @kbd{C-x g u}
@kindex C-x g u
(@command{Deselect Group}) - this will usually make all group-aware
commands operate on just the current buffer. To see which group is the
active group, use the order @kbd{C-x g c}
@kindex C-x g c
(@command{Current Group}), and to see the buffers and files designated
by the active group, use @kbd{C-x g l} (@command{List Group Contents}).
@node Advanced editing commands
@chapter Advanced editing commands
......@@ -103,7 +103,7 @@
(:file "motion-commands" :depends-on ("gui" "core"))
(:file "editing-commands" :depends-on ("gui" "core"))
(:file "file-commands" :depends-on ("gui" "core"))
(:file "misc-commands" :depends-on ("gui" "core"))
(:file "misc-commands" :depends-on ("gui" "core" "rectangle"))
(:file "search-commands" :depends-on ("gui" "core"))
(:file "window-commands" :depends-on ("gui" "core"))
(:file "unicode-commands" :depends-on ("gui" "core"))
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